How much of an upgrade would it be going from a 2010 13" MBP to current gen?

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  1. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    I did add in a 512 gb ssd and upgraded it to 8gb ram, however it still slows down often. It even struggles to watch 720p 60 fps youtube videos. I dont game much but all this lagginess is killing me and I really want to upgrade.

    Also will the current MBPs have a price drop when the new Skylake models come out?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Processor wise it's a huge upgrade. Also, the RAM, GPU and SSD are faster. The screen will look better and the battery life will be improved.

    Check out the refurbished models, they're discounted right now. They'll be even cheaper when the new models come out, but that's 2-5 months away.
     
  3. dk808 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Im willing to wait a few more months until the new ones come out but im excited to finally upgrade
     
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    I'd say the difference between is rather large. The CPU/GPU performance jump from a 2010 to a 2015 model will be quite noticeable. I also think the retina screen is downright gorgeous and the laptop is thinner and lighter so you'll notice that quite a bit.

    The force touch touchpad is a nice addition as well - at least that's what I hear from those who have it.
     
  5. dk808 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does Youtube run smooth on current gen MBP? Im not sure if its my Wifi or my computer thats causing slow video. Regular 720 p works fine but it gets very laggy when its 60 fps HD
     
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    YouTube works fine on the current rMBP.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    is the processor really that much an upgrade? seeing as both are i5?

    What about from a mid 2012 to current? Apple still sells the mid 2012 13 cmbp
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The 2010 13" MBP had Core2 Duo processors.

    http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=MacBookPro7,1

    Geekbench 3 shows about a 20% increase between the base model mid 2012 and the base model early 2015.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    It runs smooth as butter for me.
     
  10. fisherking macrumors 601

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    just went from a 2011 13" to the current one, and am very happy. enough of a speed difference to be noticeable...and work that struggled on the older mac does not struggle on the new one.
     
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    I have late 2013 2.6ghz i5. 250 pci ssd/8gb ram.

    Skylake is my future macbook
     
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    Not true actually there are i5 mbps from 2010., they just arent the sandy bridge ones.

    Edit: i made a mistake, this holds true for the 15" models.
     
  16. leman macrumors 604

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    Compared to the 2010 13" MBP, the current one has a CPU thats about twice as fast, a 4x-5x faster GPU, a vastly faster storage, a much better display, faster WIFI, well, basically everything. So yes, the difference will be immense.
     

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